Updated: 2/4/2021

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  • Why are there so many people here?
  • These people are finding the Hawksbill turtle to preserve it from extinction .
  • They will be gone forever if don't do Anything
  • Hawksbill turtles are endangered because of their beautiful shell. They were hunted for hundreds of years in huge numbers for the “tortoise shell” that was used in many types of jewelry and trinkets. Harvesting hawksbill turtles for their shell nearly drove the population to extinction.
  • No, we will save them!
  • Hawksbill sea turtles are internationally listed as critically endangered, and the reptile has been federally listed as an endangered species since 1970.
  • Today, loss of coral reef habitat around the world is the primary threat to hawksbill turtles
  • The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Indo-Pacific subspecies—E. i. imbricata and E. i. bissa, respectively.